What Is the GDYO Guild?


The GDYO Guild is a membership organization of parents from all 8 ensembles of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra program whose purpose is to support the GDYO through fundraising and volunteering.  In 2017-18, the Guild raised over $20,000 in family memberships and saw additional contributions through merchandise sales (T shirts, CDs, photos, etc.)


The goals for the 2018-19 season are to raise $35,000 and reach 100% parent participation in the Guild.


The Parent Guild of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra is a significant source of financial contribution to the organization!


In recent seasons, Guild activities and support for GDYO included:


  • Purchase of instruments and music folders for use by GDYO musicians.
  • Organization, distribution and sale of Guild merchandise (photos, T Shirts, and more) for fundraising to support GDYO; Guild volunteers also staffed fundraising sales tables at concerts and parent meetings.
  • Annual contributions to Tour and Scholarship Funds, including support for the August 2017 Flute Choir Trip.
  • Organized and hosted dinners and social events.
  • Sponsored the Richard Giangiulio Artist Development Scholarship.
  • Treats to celebrate first and last rehearsals for the students.
  • Volunteers who staffed rehearsal break snack service for students each week.
  • Purchase of the annual GDYO membership patches given to all musicians.
  • Purchase of lapel pins for seniors to wear at year-end concerts for graduation recognition.
  • Parents also participate in strategic committees such as the Planning, Alumni, Development and Outreach Committees.


How can your family participate?  


Become a Member and find a place to volunteer.   We’ll discuss details at our upcoming Parent Meetings:


  • August 26th
    • Wind Symphony and Flute Choir at 1:00 pm
    • GDYO at 5:00 pm
  • September 9th
    • GDYO Jazz at 3:30 pm
    • Philharmonic at 1:45 pm
  • September 16th
    • YPO at 1:00 pm
    • DSE at 3:30 pm
    • Sinfonietta at 7:00 pm


You’ll also be able to buy merchandise and order photos at the meetings.


Look for new t-shirt designs!


Please browse the categories for information about Guild activities.


Thank you for supporting GDYO through your membership in the Parent’s Guild!


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